After inking the richest contract extension in NFL history, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson surprised his offensive linemen with shares of Amazon stock currently worth $12,000 each. That's about 6 shares of stock for each lineman at today's current price ($1,919 for each share).
Posts Tagged: stock market
Aren't you glad you sold your Facebook stock? Facebook stock plummeted over $11 to $174 a share amid news that a British analytics firm linked to former President Trump advisor David Bannon took data from 50 million Facebook users to target individuals online.
The Dow Industrials set a new record for the biggest intraday market plunge with a 1,500 point drop on Monday. The stock market lost $4 trillion over 6 days and the Dow wiped out all of its gains for the year.
The so-called FANG tech stocks (Amazon, Google, Netflix and Apple) were among the hardest hit, losing over $90 billion in just a few hours on Monday.
So what triggered the big stock market sell off?
On Christmas morning, when most wives were busy unwrapping expensive designer handbags and pricey jewelry, Kim Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, bought her $500,000 worth of shares in some of America's top corporations.
On Christmas morning, Kanye surprised his wife with a box of goodies including a Mickey Mouse toy, Apple headphones and a pair of socks.
Equifax stock price plunged from a high of $142 per share on Sept. 7 to $91.86 on Friday afternoon. The credit monitoring agency is under fire after hackers stole the data of 143 million Americans -- half the population of the United States.
Stocks traded higher in the wake of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union Address to Congress.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 200 points to over 21,000 for the first time, as stocks hit all-time highs on Wednesday.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a voting bloc of 28 European countries called "member states" that make political, economic and defense decisions.
Until Friday, no member state had ever voted to leave the EU.
Television magnate Oprah Winfrey recently purchased a 10% stake in Weight Watchers. According to USA Today she purchased 6.4 million shares in the company stock with an option to buy 3.5 million more shares.
Oprah saw an immediate return on her investment when the price of Weight Watchers stock spiked Monday on the news that she was a major share holder.
The surge in stock price earned the billionaire a whopping $70 million today!
Lawmakers and AIDS specialists are protesting the "overnight" increase of a drug that helps to battle parasitic infections in the elderly, infants, and AIDS patients.
The rights to the 62-year-old drug, called Daraprim, was purchased in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a small start-up company founded by Martin Shkreli.
Netflix stock took a tumble on the news that Netflix ended its deal with movie distributor Epix.
The deal, which runs through September, means Netflix will lose the rights to stream Hollywood blockbuster titles such as "The Hunger Games," "48 Hours" and "Selma".
A 17-year-old high school student who spun a wild tale about earning $72 million trading penny stocks during lunch breaks at school now admits he made the whole story up.
The jokes began writing themselves after Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on Tuesday. Aside from the watch's dated 1980s design, the watch failed to impress stockholders and consumers. Shares of Apple plunged within minutes of the watch's unveiling as Apple shareholders dumped the stock onto the open market.
The DOW Jones (stock market indicator) plunged 160 points after a bogus tweet sent out from the compromised Associated Press Twitter account announced 2 explosions that inured President Obama at the White House today. The bogus tweet read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."